Samizdata - 10:53 pm on Mar 1, 2011 (gmt 0)
I can't blame Assange for being paranoid, given that prominent US politicians have called for his "execution" - but he just blew away most of his public support in England.
The Private Eye article quoted Mr. Assange as saying the conspiracy was led by The Guardian and included the newspaper’s editor, Alan Rusbridger, and investigations editor, David Leigh, as well as John Kampfner, a prominent London journalist who recently reviewed two books about WikiLeaks for The Sunday Times of London.
When Mr. Hislop pointed out that Mr. Rusbridger was not Jewish, Mr. Assange countered that The Guardian’s editor was “sort of Jewish” because he and Mr. Leigh, who is Jewish, were brothers-in-law.
Private Eye has been in the leaks business for 50 years and Ian Hislop is popular and respected.
And stereotypical WikiLeaks supporters read The Guardian.
Assange is looking like an idiot, and an unpleasant one too.